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With the delivery of our new Bailey Olympus 460-2 due, I am keen to have as many security options in place as possible.

 

I was wondering if anyone else has a hitch post and how they get on with using them? Are they worth the money?

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Hi - we keep our caravan at home and I had a hitch post installed when we had the concrete parking space created for it. The post wasn't very expensive (about £40) and can be split (it is usually held together by a padlock) to make manouvering easier. My insurance required 2 security measures so I have the hitchlock/post and wheel clamp - I would recommend installing one, like the wheel clamp it is visible and act as a deterrent.

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If you have to fix your AL-Ko wheel lock on, it may not then line up with your post, then you will have to jack then 'van up every time to locate the clamp (see other posts about this) Peter.

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Are these posts filled with anything to prevent cutting?

 

 

http://www. tracker. c. ..CFS4ntAodLk_clQ The ultimate deterrent?

 

I saw a TV report where a fibre filler was put in trousers used by people using chain saws. The fibre jammed the bearings.

 

Maybe a glass fibre wadding would do something similar?

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Tracker is more a recovery method than a deterrent. But it is very good.

 

A hitch post is only as good as the lock. Other than that it all comes down to how determined someone is to have your van away. Have a top of the range Hobby and it will be desirable to the type who would steal it, so obviously the opposite is true, if you want a van no-one would want to steal then buy a Stealth. ....

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This company sell them, though Ive no personal experience of them. .

 

http://www. drivewaya. ..o. uk/page7. html

 

i have an RT R14 HD telescopic 'lift assist' security post concreted into my driveway for my car. Its a neavy duty double skinned galvanised post. Weighs about 26kg but the lift assist reduces it to 7kg. Not cheap though at about £500.

 

http://www. rhinosecu. ..ift-assist. html

 

 

Im also considering a Y-Anchor, it fits flush in the driveway and allows a chain to pass through it for chaining a car/caravan/bike etc

 

http://www. yanchor. com/

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Are these posts filled with anything to prevent cutting?

 

 

http://www. tracker. c. ..CFS4ntAodLk_clQ The ultimate deterrent?

 

No but need a good disc cutter or oxy acetylene to cut through them or the correct hardened padlock which is added security and a decent deterrent for most as it adds extra time for removal of the van and neighbours would / should hear / see the cutting off of all the security

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Tracker is more a recovery method than a deterrent. But it is very good.

 

A hitch post is only as good as the lock. Other than that it all comes down to how determined someone is to have your van away. Have a top of the range Hobby and it will be desirable to the type who would steal it, so obviously the opposite is true, if you want a van no-one would want to steal then buy a Stealth. ....

 

buy a Stealth. .... :lol::D:lol: love it. ...

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With the delivery of our new Bailey Olympus 460-2 due, I am keen to have as many security options in place as possible.

 

I was wondering if anyone else has a hitch post and how they get on with using them? Are they worth the money?

Hi we have a solid steel "Sold Secure" hitch post concreted in to our drive, easy to line up to with or without a mover, the only "incovenience" is the 10 minutes it takes to jack up and rotate the n/s wheel so I can fit the AL-KO wheel lock.

 

As if forms part of the routine now, it is no big deal.

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